Monitoring JMX Using the Notification Service

Within Payara Server, the JMX system is used to store all the data that the monitoring service captures of the modules within the runtime.

You can use any tool that can connect to the JMX system to collect these data and monitor the environment. Besides this direct access, the notifier service can send this information to various channels so that the data can be integrated with external systems.  

The Notifier service is modular since October 2020 with version 5.2020.5 so that you can include only those notifiers that you are interested in and use within your environment. These notifiers cover a wide range of channels, from typical destinations like email, JMS Queues, over APM tools like DataDog and NewRelic to communication platforms like Teams, Slack, and Discord.

In this blog, we take a look at enabling JMX Monitoring for the JVM Heap Size, monitoring the process Heap Size, and then sending that information to a Discord channel.

Steve Millidge discusses Jakarta EE, the Eclipse Foundation & GlassFish's future on the WaterWorks Podcast

Our CEO and FounderSteve Millidge is a guest on the WaterWorks podcast, the technology discussion podcast run by journalist and authorJohn K. Waters

Waters is the editor in chief of theConverge360 news and information sites Application Development Trends(ADT Mag), Pure AI, and Futuretech360 - with his career also including writing books, including "The Everything Guide to Social Media," one of the first deep dives into this world-changing phenomenon, and "Blobitecture," an exploration of an architectural and industrial design trend enabled by computer software. He also co-scripted the documentary film "Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance," which aired on PBS.

Steve had a conversation over Zoom with John. Steve - in Malvern, England, after work - spoke to John - in his Silicon Valley office just before 9am. Their discussion was wide-ranging and insightful, covering everything from the future of Jakarta EE and how it will fare under Eclipse Foundation stewardship, to the specifics of Payara's journey and how we got our marine logo! It's a must listen for those interested in open source and Enterprise Java. 

Why Use Alibaba Cloud with Payara Platform?

We are all familiar with Microsoft Azure, Google's GCP, or Amazon's AWS platform for running applications in a public cloud. But there are also other, lesser-known platforms like Alibaba Cloud.  And while many don't know this platform, it is by far the largest one in the Asia Pacific region and even the third largest cloud provider worldwide. Alibaba Cloud has some interesting features.

In this blog, we explore some aspects of the platform and how it can be used with the Payara Platform.

We're Hiring! August 2021

We're hiring for a range of roles this August! 

Wherever you are in the world, you can come and work for our rapidly-growing, expert team. We are a proudly 'remote-first' company -here'sour Talent Acquisition Lead Mag Dutka explaining what this means. As a result, in all but one of the roles we are welcoming applications from any country in the world. 

A key role we are recruiting for isSoftware Engineering Manager. You will be leading a team of world-class Java / Jakarta EE developers to deliver regular releases of both ourCommunity andEnterprise products to meet product roadmap objectives. 

For all of our engineering roles, we'd love to see applications from those who have worked with us before - whether that's partnering in events orcontributing via GitHub

And don't think that you need Java coding skills to join us! It takes a vast range of HR, Marketing, Design, and Operations skills to power an award-winning, multi-talented and energised team - in this round of recruitment, for example, we are also looking for a Head of Marketing

The Payara Monthly Catch: July 2021

Welcome to our July Payara Monthly Catch - a collection of articles, videos & podcasts around Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, open source and cloud computing. This month, the list mixes up quirky content you may not have seen - weird programming facts, tips on using the Snowflake Database - to insight from some of the most esteemed experts in the industry. Payara Platform has also been appearing all over the web, as influencers and our community use it in demos and discuss our products in conferences. Find out where Payara can be found across external blogs, conferences and media outlets in our 'Featuring Payara and Payarans' section.

On the internal news side, we announced that Payara Server Community 6.2021.1.Alpha1 is now a Certified Jakarta EE 9.1 9.1 (Full Profile) Compatible Product! Even though we aren't encouraging users to run Payara Server 6 in production yet - you can achieve the same result, migrating to Java SE 11, in Payara Server 5 - this is important news in the journey of Payara Platform products alongside Jakarta EE.

We also published a full summary of what we got up to for our annual team-bonding company event, Payara Week - from chocolate Payara fishes to cocktail making challenges, open source business model learning to daily workshops. Make sure you read ithere! You can also watch videos from our summer webinar series, 'Dismiss the Myths: Get to know Java EE / Jakarta EE'here - the second half of the sessions took place this month.

What’s New in the July 2021 Payara Platform Release?


The July 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Platform Enterprise 5.29.0 includes 8 bug fixes, 9 improvements, 1 security fix and 1 new feature. The Payara Platform Community 5.2021.5 release offers 13 bug fixes, 1 security fix, 10 improvements, 1 new feature and 1 component upgrade.

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.5 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.29.0 here. 

Read more below to learn more about the highlights of this release.

Adam Bien: Overview of Next Generation Cloud Java Runtimes (Video)

As part of Closed Beta testing, we offeredJakarta EEexpert, Java Champion,bloggerand podcaster,Adam Biena trial of our next-generation cloud-native application runtime,  Payara Cloud. 

He went on to discuss Payara Cloud as an alternative to HelidonandQuarkus; a 'serverless server'. He included it in hisMid-Year 2021 Observations and Reflectionsand created a video with hisinitial thoughts. Read our previous blog, rounding up his comments so far,here.

At theJ4Kconference this year, he went into further detail. He told viewers:“I really like the idea [of Payara Cloud]. Why? Because it is the opposite of where everyone is going with smaller and smaller runtimes, you can go that route or another route.” You can now view the video of this talk to watch him demonstrate Payara Cloud live and see how he reached this conclusion.  

Are Java EE Application Servers Heavy? Watch The Video.

Our summer webinar series continued with 'Are Java EE Application Servers Heavy?'

In thismyth-busting webinar, Steve Millidge (founder of Payara), showed viewers that Java EE application servers are NOT resource-heavy or slow.  His live demonstrations showed it’s possible to have a small footprint and low resource usage in Jakarta EE runtimes.

If you missed the webinar earlier this month, you can now watch the video!